My first book in Korean!

I think it's a lot of fun when you see your book in another language. Here's 'Why am I Here?' that I illustrated a couple of years back for Matthew Kelly.

I like that they took time to use a fun Korean typeface. It's great to show at school visits!

Next time - what I got up to at Highlight's Foundation Advanced Illustrator's Workshop, in Boyd's Mill, PA.



Winners of the Blog Giveaway June 10

OK! The draw is made! Just to let you know I cut out everyone's name and put them in a mixing bowl and my hubby did the draw with his eye's closed. There were 250 entries! Wow ... thanks to everyone for taking part. I also decided to give a 3rd and 4th place as so many people entered.

The winners are as follows.
1st place - Rena J Traxel (bundle of goodies including doll)
2nd place - Andrea Bowling Perdue (bundle of goodies)
3rd Place - JeRu McRae (book and stickers)
4th Place - Juliana World (book and stickers

That was lots of fun .. I will be contacting the winners for mailing address.

Hope you will play again next time!

Also the book is available to purchase -


It's always good to celebrate when something nice happens. Heaven knows there is enough rejection in the world to deal with. So I am happy to tell you that 'Why Am I Here?' won the children's section 1st place in the Eric Hoffer Independent Book Award 2011. . Well done to Matthew Kelly and all at Beacon Publishing.

I took 'im indoors out for a slap-up meal and had a glass of bubbly. And then I got back to work on 'Hidden New Jersey'.

I have a lovely librarian (Holly) and I made up a 'Max Pack' from 'Why Am I Here' and gave it to her son, Briar. Here he is with Max ... apparently he won't even let Mom cut off the hang tag ... how sweet is that! Thanks for letting me post this photo Holly :-).

I am THREE spreads away from finishing the New Jersey book, and I have them printed out and on my wall so I can see the progression. On the whole I am pleased with them. Like most artists and illustrators I get disatisfied with the finished article, as it never matches what I set out to do. But I think these are fun, and educational and can't wait to see the finished book.
Here's another taster ....

That's it from my corner of the illustration world... more soon!
aka The Wacky Brit